|The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers two beautiful regulation length nine hole golf courses situated in the hills above Pasadena.
The Altadena Golf Course opened as an 18 hole private county club in 1910. Due to financial difficulties as a result of The Great Depression of 1932 the original club was sold in 1945. The county acquired sixty acres of the property and redesigned and built a par 36, 3000 yard nine hole facility.
The Eaton Canyon Golf Course ironically was originally planned as an eighteen-hole facility. Ultimately the nine-hole facility designed by Billy Bell Jr. opened in 1962. Opening day ceremonies included a golf outing in which dignitaries and local golf professionals, including 1961 PGA Champion, Jerry Barber participated.
Both courses are located in the peaceful scenic San Gabriel Foothills. Open 365 days a year from dawn until dusk and reservations are available up to seven days in advance for a single tee time. Group or tournament reservations are available up to twenty four months in advance. The challenging nine hole facilities offer a terrific option to an eighteen hole round of golf when pressed for time, 9 in half the time!